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First Impressions Bradford

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First Impressions Bradford

First Impressions Bradford

Tom Barrett By Tom Barrett

Making better use of the space in Bradford Interchange bus and rail station to make it a more attractive gateway to the city of Bradford.

Bradford Idea stage

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The lower concourse between the bus and the railway station has a lot of room that could be utilised better and the entrance to the station does not currently present a positive image to the rest of the city. There is scope to add more greenery and better lighting to the outside of the station and the entrance, and a lot of blank space and vacant retail space on the station concourse which can be put to better use.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provision of a retail space for local entrepreneurs
  • Provision of additional seating
  • Tourist information for Bradford on the lower concourse
  • Improved lighting and more colourful paintwork at the station entrance
  • Planters and flowers placed outside of the station
  • Provide exhibition space for local artists

Why it's a great idea:

Bradford Interchange is the main bus hub for the Bradford district and is one of the city's mainline railway stations with over 2.5 million journeys a year connecting the city directly to Leeds, Manchester and London. The project would present a more positive first impression of the city, create a more welcoming environment, offer a space to showcase the Bradford district and present a space that the community and businesses can be proud of. Bradford is a distinctive city and such a project in the station would provide the opportunity to show what Bradfordian people can do when they come together.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy and manage planters / hanging baskets etc for the Station entrance
  • Install seating around the lower concourse
  • Paint and light up areas in the outside of the station
  • Work with local artists groups to exhibit artwork in the Station
  • Work with site owner to find suitable tennent for retail unit
  • Work with the Council / Welcome to Yorkshire to promote the district

Location Bradford

About the space

Bradford Interchange entrance and lower concourse


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